How to Weight a Tree

percentWater


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Ratio of dry weight to green weight for selected tree species.

The table shows the average weight for one cord of wood.

The unit of weight is pounds . Use the ratio of dry weight/green weight to calculate the dry weight of a known standing tree.



ASL

Species green weight dry weight ratio d/g percent water
Apple 4850 3888 0.8016 19.84%
Ash 4184 2880 0.6883 31.17%
Basswood 4404 1984 0.4505 54.95%
Birch 4312 2992 0.6939 30.61%
Boxelder 3589 2632 0.7334 26.66%
Buckeye 4210 1984 0.4713 52.87%
Catalpa 4560 2360 0.5175 48.25%
Cherry, black 3696 2928 0.7922 20.78%
Coffeetree 3872 3112 0.8037 19.63%
Cottonwood 4640 2272 0.4897 51.03%
Douglas-fir 3319 2970 0.8948 10.52%
Elm American 4456 2872 0.6445 35.55%
Elm Red 4800 3112 0.6483 35.17%
Elm Siberian 3800 3020 0.7947 20.53%
Fir, Concolor 3585 2104 0.5869 41.31%
Hackberry 3984 3048 0.7651 23.49%
Hickory,Bitternut 5032 3832 0.7615 23.85%
Hickory, Shagbark 5104 3952 0.7743 22.57%
Honeylocust 4640 3832 0.8259 17.41%
Ironwood 4590 4016 0.8749 12.51%
Juniper,Rocky Mt. 3535 3150 0.8911 10.89%
Locust, Black 4616 4016 0.8700 13.00%
Maple, Other 4685 3680 0.7855 21.45%
Maple, Silver 3940 2752 0.6985 30.15%
Mulbery 4712 3712 0.7878 21.22%
Oak, Bur 4960 3768 0.7597 24.03%
Oak, Red 4888 3528 0.7218 27.82%
Oak, White 5573 4200 0.7536 24.64%
Osage-Orange 5120 4728 0.9234 7.66%
Pine, Eastern White 2780 2250 0.8094 19.06%
Pine, Jack 3200 2488 0.7775 22.25%
Pine,Ponderosa 3600 2336 0.6489 35.11%
Redcedar, Eastern 2959 2632 0.8895 11.05%
Spruce 2800 2240 0.8000 20.00%
Walnut, Black 4584 3192 0.6963 30.37%
Willow 4320 2540 0.5880 41.20%
       
Poplar     0.5988

 40.12%

Sweetgum     0.6526

 34.74%

Sycamore 0.5769

42.34%



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The data in this table except Poplar and Sweetgum comes from the Nebraska Extension office.



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